Department of Pathology


The Division of Gastrointestinal Pathology is led by Dr. Christina A. Arnold, and includes Drs. Wendy L. Frankel (Chair of Pathology), Martha Yearsley (Chief of Liver Pathology), Ming Jin, Wei Chen, Jeff Kneile, Melinda Schumacher, and Lynn Schoenfield. During the 2015 calendar year, there were more than 12,000 gastrointestinal specimens from the main campus alone, and we continue to grow in step with the addition of the new James Cancer Hospital. Our division is an integral member of many multidisciplinary conferences, such as the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Multi-Modality Conference, Gastroesophageal Tumor Board, Surgical Oncology Conference, Colorectal Cancer Tumor Board, Pancreas Tumor Board, and Gastrointestinal Clinical Fellows Conference. Our large volume of complex specimens provides a rich resource for research and teaching. We are actively involved in teaching of the medical students, residents, fellows, and outside visitors. Our gastrointestinal pathology faculty also has complimentary expertise in Soft Tissue Pathology, Head and Neck Pathology, Cytology, Frozen Sections, and Gynecologic Pathology. We offer a one-year GI and Liver Pathology Fellowship program with a well-balanced blend of medical and neoplastic tubular GI, hepatobiliary, and pancreatic specimens. Candidates interested in pediatric pathology gastrointestinal specimens have the potential to rotate at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.